Home > Its A Funny World
Rabbit Hole Leads To 700-Year-Old Secret Knights Templar Cave Network
It might look like an ordinary rabbits hole, but this tunnel unearths a stunning cave (Picture: Michael Scott/ Caters News)
March 10th, 2017 | 10:31 AM | 806 views
You’d be forgiven if you missed the entrance to this 700-year-old cave in Shropshire.
Because, honestly, it looks pretty much like an ordinary rabbit hole.
However, the tunnel actually unearths untouched caves which were used by followers of the Knights Templars – a medieval religious order that fought in the Crusades.
The incredible caves are hidden less than a metre beneath a farmer’s field.
Photographer Michael Scott, from Birmingham, set out in search of the historical wonder after seeing a video of it online.
The 33-year-old said: ‘I traipsed over a field to find it, but if you didn’t know it was there you would just walk right past it.
‘It’s probably less than a metre underground, so it’s more into the field than under it.
‘Considering how long it’s been there it’s in amazing condition, it’s like an underground temple.’
The tunnel leads to a network of walkways which are ‘completely untouched’, and filled with beautifully carved arches.
Michael added, however, that the cave was quite cramped – so those nearing six feet tall would have to bend down to fit in.
courtesy of METRO
by Georgia Diebelius
If you have any stories or news that you would like to share with the global online community, please feel free to share it with us by contacting us directly at [email protected]